Coffeeneuring Challenge #7

 11 november

11 november

 SR54 east at Meadow Pointe Blvd

SR54 east at Meadow Pointe Blvd

I hadn’t really planned to do my last coffeeneuring challenge until the weekend. The boys left for school and I started looking at possible routes. I mapped a route to take advantage of the NE wind. I went out Meadow Pointe Blvd to SR54. I went east to Ashton Oaks. It is a newer residential development. The main road is two lanes with bike lanes. The trees are small and do not provide shade yet. I took Ashton Oaks Blvd to Grecko Dr. Grecko ends at Chancey Road.

 Chancey Road

Chancey Road

Google maps don’t show whether a road is paved or not and I was surprised when the pavement stopped. I checked my map to make sure I wasn’t lost. I proceeded with caution because I have narrow road tires. They have no tread to grab in sand so I didn’t go fast. Some parts were washboard and made my brain bounce. The pavement returned at New River Road. I continued to Morris Bridge and turned north. Morris Bridge is narrow with no shoulder. The road is busy but the speed limit is 25 mph on this portion. I turned again at SR54 and headed back. Even a busy road feels better with a bike lane.

 SR54 west at Vending Road

SR54 west at Vending Road


The wind did not feel like it was behind me. 

 Wild Berry Smoothie, 290 calories. Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, 420 calories

Wild Berry Smoothie, 290 calories. Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, 420 calories


I went south on BBD along the MUP. I turned at the hospital and went around the back of the mall to Panera. 

 Panera patio

Panera patio


Panera has a small bike rack and I locked my bike.

 Wood screens help buffer traffic noise from SR56

Wood screens help buffer traffic noise from SR56


I decided on a known treat with a Wild Berry smoothie and Cinnamon Crunch Bagel. 
I sat on the patio and enjoyed my snack.

 Cinnamon Crunch bagel is best when toasted.

Cinnamon Crunch bagel is best when toasted.


27 miles 13.5 mph